Wess Anderson Quintet

@ Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro

Thursday June 13, 2024

07:00 PM - 11:00 pm

Wess ‘Warmdaddy’ Anderson is a Classic Swing Stylist with a big sound and an irresistible charm. Anderson began playing the saxophone at age 14. He attended Jazzmobile workshops in Harlem, studied with Frank Wess, Frank Foster, and Charles Davis, and frequented jam sessions led by saxophonist Sonny Stitt at the Blue Coronet.

Before entering Southern University, where he studied with clarinetist Alvin Batiste, Anderson met Wynton and Branford Marsalis. In 1988, he became a member of Wynton Marsalis’ Septet, with which he toured and recorded for twenty years, and was also a member of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra since it began touring in 1992 until 2006.

Anderson has recorded and released four solo albums, entitled “Warmdaddy in the Garden of Swing” (1994), “The Ways of Warmdaddy” (1996), “Live at the Village Vanguard” (1999). and “Space” (2008).

Anderson is a frequent participant in Jazz at Lincoln Center educational events such as a judicator for the Essentially Ellington Competition for High School Bands across the nation. In addition, he served on the faculties of the Juilliard Institute for Jazz Studies, Michigan State University College of Music, and most recently, Loyola University, New Orleans.

Thursday June 13, 2024

7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

All Ages

Cover: $25.00

Wess Anderson Quintet